|Seasonal Sea Ice Breakup Near the Ross Ice Shelf: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, modis-land.gsfc.nasa.gov/ MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC|
This true-color scene is situated along Antarctica's Scott Coastline (toward the west, or lefthand side, of the image), looking out toward the Ross Sea (eastward, or toward the right). Near the top of the image, the Drygalski Ice Tongue juts eastward roughly 80 km (50 miles) out from the coast. Just below this ice tongue is a cluster of large icebergs surrounded by a large bed of sea ice. The large, coke bottle-shaped iceberg toward the lower right was named B-15 by scientists; it captured the a...
Keywords: What -- Terra; What -- Snapshot; Where -- Ross Sea; Where -- Delaware